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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Ps fluid in oil

About to turn her over for the break in and noticed an empty quart of ps fluid alongside my oil jug and zinc. Should I fire it up or drain it?

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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Drain it.

Power Steering Fluid is hydraulic fluid, not a lubricant.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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If it was me, and seeing that you are just firing it up after a rebuild, I'd drain it and start over. It's not worth the risk of screwing up a rebuild. It might not hurt it, but for $15-$20 why take the chance.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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I agree with the above 2 posts.

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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Cool, I'll drain it. I've been almost ready to start it for a week.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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Is it always hard to get the dizzy to stick and seat with new gears
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